Coach Stanley Eguma insists Rivers United have not yet achieved their quest for the Nigeria Professional Football League title and ‘will fight to the end’ to get their hands on the coveted trophy.
Since being tipped as favourites for the crown after an away victory over Katsina United on matchday 22, Eguma’s side have seen their form dip losing for the first time this season three matches consecutively on the road.
And, following Saturday’s win against Dakkada FC in a thrilling encounter at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo, the Pride of Rivers are now seven points clear on top of the NPFL with eight games remaining.
But the experienced Eguma believes they are still been challenged by Plateau United for the title and feels his sides comeback win in Uyo shows they have enough in their arsenal to clinch the title.
Rivers United host their closest rival Plateau United in a matchday 31 fixture on Wednesday June 1 in what could just pass as the league’s title decider but Coach Eguma has refused to pin all of his title aspirations on that particular game.
“We can see the green light at the end of the tunnel and we also believe that it is possible we can do it but for now, it is not yet over.
“We still have some games to play and you can never predict the scoreline of those games. Plateau United also won heavily so it’s a sign that the league is not yet over, the title race is still on.
“We cannot start celebrating now because I believe that a lot of things will happen between now and the end of the season so we cannot relent. It is still not yet over but I think we are the best side who have the chance to grab the title.”